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Young children's understanding of cultural common ground.

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Liebal, K; Carpenter, M; Tomasello, M
Published in: The British journal of developmental psychology
March 2013

Human social interaction depends on individuals identifying the common ground they have with others, based both on personally shared experiences and on cultural common ground that all members of the group share. We introduced 3- and 5-year-old children to a culturally well-known object and a novel object. An experimenter then entered and asked, 'What is that?', either as a request for information or in a recognitory way. When she was requesting information, both 3- and 5-year-olds assumed she was asking about the novel object. When she seemed to recognize an object, 5-year-olds assumed she was referring to the culturally well-known object. Thus, by 3 years of age, children are beginning to understand that they share cultural common ground with other members of their group.

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The British journal of developmental psychology

DOI

EISSN

2044-835X

ISSN

0261-510X

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

31

Issue

Pt 1

Start / End Page

88 / 96

Related Subject Headings

  • Recognition, Psychology
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Culture
  • Comprehension
  • Cognition
 

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Liebal, K., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children's understanding of cultural common ground. The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31(Pt 1), 88–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835x.2012.02080.x
Liebal, Kristin, Malinda Carpenter, and Michael Tomasello. “Young children's understanding of cultural common ground.The British Journal of Developmental Psychology 31, no. Pt 1 (March 2013): 88–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835x.2012.02080.x.
Liebal K, Carpenter M, Tomasello M. Young children's understanding of cultural common ground. The British journal of developmental psychology. 2013 Mar;31(Pt 1):88–96.
Liebal, Kristin, et al. “Young children's understanding of cultural common ground.The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 31, no. Pt 1, Mar. 2013, pp. 88–96. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.2044-835x.2012.02080.x.
Liebal K, Carpenter M, Tomasello M. Young children's understanding of cultural common ground. The British journal of developmental psychology. 2013 Mar;31(Pt 1):88–96.
Journal cover image

Published In

The British journal of developmental psychology

DOI

EISSN

2044-835X

ISSN

0261-510X

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

31

Issue

Pt 1

Start / End Page

88 / 96

Related Subject Headings

  • Recognition, Psychology
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Culture
  • Comprehension
  • Cognition